Nextant Aerospace Completes Succesful First Flight for New G90XT Turboprop

by Derek Guest

Source: Nextant Aerospace

CLEVELAND, OHIO, January 15, 2015 – Nextant Aerospace ("Nextant"), a Directional Aviation Capital company, maker of the Nextant 400XTi – the world's only remanufactured business jet – and the forthcoming Nextant G90XT turboprop, today announced the successful completion of the first test flight for the new G90XT. The company celebrated the landmark event with a rollout celebration at their headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio.

"This is a very exciting day for the team at Nextant and our customer base," said Nextant President and CEO Sean McGeough. "We announced this program just twelve months ago and we are on schedule for certification. We have great expectations for this aircraft and believe the new technology that it offers will be appealing to this market segment."

The G90XT by Nextant Aerospace is a remanufactured King Air C90A that features the new H75 engine by GE. The aircraft will benefit from several significant technology enhancements including a fully integrated GARMIN G1000 cockpit, electronic engine control with complete exceedance protection, single lever power control technology for simplified operations and reduced pilot workload, digital pressurization, all new dual-zone air-conditioning for enhanced ground cooling in warm operating environments along with a significant interior upgrade for enhanced cabin comfort.

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